Fight Night : 'A Gem: humour and hope in the face of suffering' Observer, Hardback Book

Fight Night : 'A Gem: humour and hope in the face of suffering' Observer Hardback


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FROM THE WRITER OF THE OSCAR-WININNG WOMEN TALKINGINTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHORLONGLISTED FOR THE DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD'Go Grandma Elvira!' Margaret Atwood'Wickedly funny and fearlessly honest.' The New Yorker'Glorious.' Sarah Moss____________You are a small thing, and you must learn to fight. Swiv has taken this advice too literally. Now she's suspended from school, in the care of her foul-mouthed, hilarious grandmother.

Mom is busy being pregnant, so Grandma gives Swiv a very different education.

Swiv learns maths with Amish jigsaws and How to Dig a Winter Grave.

Grandma's methods may be unorthodox, but she has faced the worst of life with a wild, independent spirit and this is what she hopes to pass on.

Time is running short. Grandma's health is failing and the baby is on the way - can Grandma inspire this fire in Swiv, and ensure it never goes out?Poignant, hilarious and deeply moving, Fight Night is a girl's love letter to the women raising her and a tribute to one family's fighting spirit. 'A love letter to our brave and brilliant matriarchs.' Glamour'Miriam Toews is a genius.' R.

O. Kwon'As compelling and hilarious and indecently sad as life can be.' Financial Times


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